Wake Forest Unified Development Ordinance - July 2022

Subdivision & Infrastructure Standards 6.7 Town Street Classification & Design


A. Rights-of-Way: The right-of-way should be the minimum required to accommodate the street, median, planting strips, sidewalks, utilities, and maintenance consideration. B. Measurement of Pavement Area Details: The dimensions established in Section 6.7.2 below for lane widths, sidewalks, bike lanes and parking lanes indicate the required face of curb to face of curb measurement, or to the edge of pavement for roadways with open drainage. C. Turn Lanes: Dedicated right turn lanes, where required, may be taken from the parking lane. D. Dimension Ranges: Where ranges are given, the project designer should consult with the Administrator as to the appropriate detail. E. Street Names: Street names shall be subject to the approval of the Wake County GIS. New names shall not duplicate or be similar to existing street names. Existing street names; however, shall be projected where appropriate. The contractor is required to provide block numbers on all street signs. 6.7.2. Town Street Classifications The street sections in this section are intended to provide typical street sections for the purposes of identifying future improvements by both the town and fronting property owners. A. Concurrency with Transportation Plan: Unless otherwise indicated on the officially adopted Town of Wake Forest Transportation Plan, all streets, public or private, shall comply with the preferred arrangement indicated on the following street sections. Street sections may deviate from these standards where topographic and environmental conditions necessitate, as determined by the Administrator. The table below indicates which of these street sections correspond to the classifications required in the Transportation Plan.

Corresponding Transportation Plan Classification

Secondary Major Thoroughfare

Primary Major Thoroughfare

Local Major Thoroughfare

Minor Thoroughfare

Collector Street

Local Street

UDO Street Type

Urban Boulevard (6.7.2.B) ADT: 25,000 to 55,000* Avenue (6.7.2.C) ADT: 15,000 to 30,000* Commercial Street (6.7.2.D) ADT: 10,000 to 18,000* Large Residential Street (6.7.2.E) ADT: 2,500 to 15,000* Residential Yield Street (6.7.2.F) ADT: 0 to 1,000*

Lane (6.7.2.G) ADT: 0 to 3,000*

Alley (6.7.2.H) ADT: n/a (intended for limited access only) *

* ADT = Average Daily Traffic

Town of Wake Forest Unified Development Ordinance – July 19, 2022


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